The original Mac keyboard didn't have function keys. It also didn't have cursor keys. It also didn't have Page Up and Page Down keys, a Control key, or an Escape key. Why? Well, the IBM PC had all of those things, and the Mac was positioned as the anti-PC. Plus, the Mac was heavily mouse-oriented,... Continue Reading →
My first Mac was a Mac Plus, purchased with $1000 of scholarship money plus everything else I had while I was a graduate student at The University of Texas. Actually, I had three dollars left over. I'm not kidding.
Yes, it's true: the public beta version of OS X did not have an Apple menu. Instead, the Apple logo was in the center of the menu bar, and it just sat there. It was not a menu-- it was just a badge. There was more than a bit of an uproar about this and the Apple menu's... Continue Reading →
The original Macintosh team's signatures are engraved in the plastic of the original Macintosh's case. The idea was that since the original Macintosh was art (according to Steve Jobs) and artists sign their work, the original Macintosh team should sign theirs. So they did. The signatures are inside the case, seen by very few people…... Continue Reading →